After all, summer just isn’t summer without the outdoor grill. Fresh, seasonal ingredients set the bar for thirst-quenching wines that cleanse the palate without too much fuss. Pair Oysters Rockefeller with a refreshing Pinot Gris or a juicy grilled steak with a Cabernet Sauvignon, and watch your guests swoon.
Porch swings beckon as you open a bottle of Riesling from the Columbia Valley, noting its fruity hints of apricot and peach. Cool and refreshing, you’ll find it as informal as a beach bonfire, with a touch of sophistication. The Eroica Riesling from the Columbia Valley exudes mandarin orange and sweet lime flavors - a perfect complement for lighter meals like fish or chicken.
If you plan on sneaking in one last vacation, we recommend a case of your favorite reds and whites for those evenings spent watching the sun go down with family and friends. Crowd-pleasing, softer varietals like Indian Wells Chardonnay from the Columbia Valley deliver tropical pineapple flavors that go down easy, especially when you’re dining al fresco with a tropical vibe.
Before summer heads out like a lion, hold it back a bit longer with summer-inspired wines that help you unwind with friends—and the occasional frisbee.
Find recipes and wine pairings at ste-michelle.com/mychateau that take advantage of longer days and warmer nights. Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, WA 98072.